Melbourne Cup Day was a tragic day in Australian racing – but it was also representative of regular occurrences on the racetrack.
Admire Rakti, Caulfield Cup winner who came all the way from Japan and was the Melbourne Cup favourite, collapsed and died post-race. An autopsy the next day found that he suffered from a heart attack – showing the enormous physiological stress these animals are under.
The racing industry has today had our controversial billboard featuring a dead horse removed.
We received an email notifying us of morning removal at 10.45 pm last night. This just shows how low the racing industry will stoop to silence the fact that they recklessly and needlessly kill horses. The horse featured on the billboard was killed by them, not us.
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While Australians are picking out their outfits for the Spring Racing Carnival which is quickly approaching, kill buyers around Australia are picking out ex-racehorses – calculating their body weight with the current price of horse meat per kilo.
This year, we are focusing our shift towards those who have the power to help us end the slaughter of racehorses – the punters and r